Radiation Therapist I, Per Diem
Company: UMass Memorial Health Care
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Requisition #: 212804
Title: Radiation Therapist I
Department: Radiation Oncology
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus
Hours: Per Diem
Shift Length: 8 hours
Administers radiation therapy to patients following established
standards, practices and guide lines. Always performing radiation
safety measures for the protection of patients and personnel.
Collaborates with the supervisor to deliver appropriate, safe ,high
quality and cost effective care.
- Plans, prepares, and delivers a prescribed course of radiation
to patient. Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart and
patient-identification prior to treatment. Explains procedure to
patient as means of communication during treatment. Answers
questions and reassures patient. Reinforces physician's advice to
patient regarding reactions to treatment and to care. Prepares room
and equipment for patient according to chart specifications for
field size, distance, time, and the like.
- Administers radiation therapy treatments observing radiation
safety measures for patients and personnel. Transfers patient
safety to treatment table, giving special care to catheters, I. V.
's, and the like.
- Monitors patient and equipment during treatment. Maintains
patient markings. Maintains simulation room. Assists Radiation
Therapist and Physicist in simulation of patients prior to
radiation treatments. Observes patient for unusual reactions and
reports to supervisor or others. Assists in follow-up and clinical
examinations of patient.
- Maintains departmental records. Updates patient charts as
required. Maintains records of daily treatment. Maintains separate
files on all therapy patients. Schedules patient appointments.
- Assists in care and maintenance of facilities, equipment and
supplies. Maintains work area in clean, orderly and safe condition.
Maintains equipment in good working order; makes minor repairs as
necessary. Reports any hazardous conditions or equipment breakdown
immediately to supervisor or others. Initiates requisitions for
supplies as needed.
- Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists in Radiation Therapy and possess a valid
Massachusetts license in Radiation Therapy.
- New hires must be a graduate of CAHEA - approved Radiation
Therapy Technology Program.
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